Front row left to right: Jayme Landers (Board Vice President) and Anita Bok
Back row left to right: Dennis Recker, Robert Herber and Sara Schuette (Board President)
Title: Board Member
Robert Herber, a 1978 graduate of Antwerp High School, married his high school sweetheart Sonya Hicov, a 1979 Antwerp alumni. They have been married for 35 years and were blessed with two children, Julie and Bob Jr., both graduates of Antwerp High School. They have also been welcomed into the world of being grandparents and thoroughly enjoy every minute of it. They have a grandson, Camden, who is currently in kindergarten at Antwerp and granddaughter, Gabriella, who resides in Monroe, Ohio. Bob has had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Education for a total of 14 years. His first term was from 2000 to 2012. During that time the board was able to get the district to see the importance and advantages of a new k-12 building. “Going through the financing, designing, and building of the new school really made me appreciate the time, effort and dedication of the faculty and administrative staff that makes up one of the best schools in northwest Ohio.” After a two-year break he was fortunate enough to be reelected to the Board of Education and is currently serving as vice President and looking forward to the opportunity of serving this community and this outstanding school.
Title: Board Member
Dennis Recker began his service on the Board of Education in January of 2012 and has served as vice-president and president of the Board during his tenure. Dennis and his wife Monica (5th grade teacher at Antwerp) have five children, Kyle, Kiana, Kennadi, Kaden, and Jack. Dennis is a graduate of Leipsic High School and the University of Toledo with a degree in Finance. In addition to his service as a member of the Antwerp Board of Education, he also serves on the Vantage Career Center School Board, is an advisor to the Ohio School Board Association investment committee, and volunteers his time with the Paulding County Economic Development Corporation, Devine Mercy Catholic Parish, and the Antwerp Rotary International. In terms of his occupation, Dennis has worked in various positions for the integrity Ford dealership for the past 26 years. Regarding his service on the Board, Dennis stated, "I am so proud to serve and represent the Antwerp community and I am very proud of our school. Our students, staff, and administration do a great job upholding Antwerp Local Schools as an excellent educational institution in Northwest Ohio.
Title: Board Member
Anita Bok grew up in Antwerp and graduated from AHS in 1983. She married her husband Bob, also an AHS graduate and Vantage alumni, that same year. The Bok’s have four children, 3 of whom have already graduated from AHS: Steven, Class of 2004, Ryan, Class of 2006, Whitney, Class of 2009 and Lindsey, the upcoming Class of 2017. Anita attended Northwest State Community College for accounting.
Over the years, she has been involved with Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout leader, the Girl Scouts as a Brownie/Junior leader and has taught CCD at St. Mary's Catholic Church here in Antwerp. Anita is currently a member of the Friends of the Library and the The Great Escape book club at the Antwerp branch library. She is employed as the Compliance Officer at the Antwerp Exchange Bank, has worked at the bank for 18 years and has been in the banking field for a total of 23 years.
Anita is now starting her 11th year as a member of the Antwerp Local School Board and has enjoyed this role very much. “Antwerp is a great community to live in which to live and our school system, administrators, teachers, staff and students are all outstanding!”
Title: Vice President
Jayme Landers began her service on the school board June 29, 2017 and will complete the term of office set to expire December 31st, 2017. Jayme is on the ballot for the four year term of office that begins January 1, 2018. Jayme is a 1996 graduate of Antwerp School and a graduate of Sarasota Travel School. She worked for United Airlines for a few years and then met the love of her life, Jason Landers. Jayme has worked for the Paulding County Prosecutor’s for the past 16 years as an Administrative Assistant. Jason and Jayme have been blessed with two boys, Jayvin (10th grade) and Jagger (8th grade) who attend Antwerp School.
Jayme served as PTO president as her boys were going through Elementary school, and now assists with the Antwerp Athletic Boosters. Jayme is very involved with activities at the Antwerp School with chaperoning or helping faculty with events during or after school. Jayme is a member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Jayme quoted that, she believes that our future lies in the children of today and feels the Antwerp School System strives in doing so. She is honored to serve as a member of the school board and represent a voice for the Antwerp School District.
Sara Schuette is married to Shawn Schuette. They have two children, Blake and Grace, both Antwerp students. Sara graduated from Antwerp in 1993, attended The Ohio State University in 1997, graduating with a BS in Physical Therapy. She is currently the Director of Service Line Development for ProMedica Total Rehab. She has worked for ProMedica Total Rehab for the last 18 years.
Sara has lived in this community for 30 years and has been a board member since 2016. Sara enjoys spending her free time with her family and you can usually find them cheering on the Buckeyes somewhere or spending time at the lake. Sara is also an active member of her church, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, supports functions of the Antwerp Athletic Boosters and is a board member of the Defiance YMCA. She is very excited to now serve Antwerp Local Schools as a board member and to be a part of the great tradition that is our school.